Seal and Heidi Klum worked together to decide how to break the sad news of their split to their four children, the singer revealed in a new interview.
Seal discussed the way in which they broached the topic to the youngsters during a pre-recorded interview that has been aired on Access Hollywood Live on Friday, January 27.
He told presenter Billy Bush: “We talk to them, we tried to explain, as best we could, what is going on,” adding that the difficulty was “just explaining to them that things will be different, you know, without going into too much detail.”
Seal, 48, said: “Things will be different, but a lot of things won’t change.”
Heidi Klum and Seal have four children, Leni, seven, Lou, two, and sons Henry, six, and Johan, five.
Seal went on to say: “The main thing is to make sure that they feel that they’re loved, make sure that they understand that their parents love each other, make sure that they understand if there are any changes, it is absolutely nothing to do with them.”
The singer added: “It won’t change the amount of time, and in actual fact, it may even improve the amount of time that we spend with them – quality time – because it’s not the amount of time, as you know being a family man yourself, it’s the quality of that time.”
He also stressed that the break-up had been amicable, saying: “There is nothing to reconcile. We haven’t fallen out. We’re not getting divorced. We’re not even legally separated. And so… is there a chance of us getting back together? Honestly, Billy, I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that.”
Seal said: “I want our children to be happy of course. But I want her to be happy. It’s always been like that.”
A source told Us Weekly magazine that the four children were so far finding the news difficult, saying they “are upset”, but their welfare “will always come first” to their famous parents.
Both Seal and Heidi Klum, 38, have continued to wear their wedding rings since the split.
However, while Seal has participated in several interviews, discussing the breakdown of his marriage while promoting his upcoming album, the German model has remained resolutely silent.
The couple announced their separation last weekend after nearly seven years of marriage.
It has been reported by People magazine that the final straw came during the couple’s skiing holiday to Aspen over the Christmas period.
“Aspen didn’t go as well as planned … there were more lows than highs,” a source told People magazine.
“Aspen was the final straw.”
Another source said: “When they came together for Christmas as a family, things had changed and they fought a lot. Their Aspen trip was a bit of a mess.
“Instead of enjoying being back together as a family, it was difficult for them to get along.”
The source added that Heidi Klum reached a point where she was “done with the arguing”.